I heard next year the new rule is if a defender touches the QB in the pocket, it’s an automatic touchdown and, AND an automatic two point conversion. However, a defender can stand in front of the QB and try to distract him and/or attempt to block a thrown ball.
The flags are also in production, and will be ready for the 2021 season. They will apparently be attached to each offensive player and if they have possession of the ball, and a defender yanks a flag loose from the ball carrier’s waist, it counts as a tackle.
Does anyone know what the current ratings are this year?I hope they are dropping because these calls the refs have been making are an insult to the game of football.
Yeah...no. Not even close. Couple of guys missing and BB doing his usual "hey let's run the ball for 2 yards at a time for 3-4 weeks until we realise that doesn't work." Of course if he makes it to the Super Bowl, he'll do it again.
Pats had one decent drive all game and it was almost all throws. It seems they are trying to keep Brady and Gronk safe, and that's not working. I know the receiving core is depleted, but throwing is still the better option. Last year it was Gillislee, this year it's Michel getting stuffed in the backfield on 3rd and 1. Every season the same thing. And if they can't win the time of possession then the defense will look really ugly. Expecting 40+ throws in the next game and a blowout at home.
Is Calvin Ridley really that good or are the Saints just in desperate need of a 2nd CB? I am leaning towards the answer being both. The locker room after Brees juked two defenders for a TD must have been hilarious.
Fuck the other guys, right? Protect half ass'ed QBs (40% of the league's QBs). Man, imagine the numbers Marino and the other greats would have put up if they had these same rules that pretty much started with Brady and only worsened for defensive pursuits.
Week 4 is almost upon us. Without double checking, this appears to be one of the best Thursday night games in awhile. General sports logic says Vikes will play much better than they did against the Bills, but expect Rams to win. Rams looking all the parts of a super team, but Peters probably won’t play.